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Windows 7: Seagate external

20 Apr 2015   #141
TechSeven

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Another thing i noticed is, when plugging in the faulty external it takes some minutes for the laptop to recognise.

In this same situation when i was using seatools for windows, if i plugged the faulty external in and hit the rescan button on seatools for windows, it would respond straight away but only show the c drive.
This is because the external was connected but was not recognised by the system and this usually takes some minutes to come up on the system.

So what i do now is, go to disk management and wait until i get a disk initialize prompt. This way i know the external has been recognised even tho it is unallocated. If this makes sense.

I would then try bootice once the prompt appears in scrnshot.




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20 Apr 2015   #142
TechSeven

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So far with the external connected, i ran bootice as admin it took a while for bootice to show up. This must be because the external is preventing it because it's faulty.

I was hoping bootice would show up but instead i see error messages.


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20 Apr 2015   #143
TechSeven

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Strangely after pressing ok, bootice appears. Strange?


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20 Apr 2015   #144
TechSeven

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When bootice appeared, it showed the external but all the buttons below were greyed out.

I then selected the c drive then selected faulty drive and the buttons below are no more greyed out as you can see.

But the next problem seems to be the not responding sign in the title bar.
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20 Apr 2015   #145
TechSeven

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So im hoping for bootice to recognise the drive without it saying not responding and freezing up.

This will take some time only with luck lol.
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20 Apr 2015   #146
TechSeven

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This is what it shows. If i make any changes it will freeze. So looks like it might be end of the bootice plan.


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20 Apr 2015   #147
TechSeven

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This showed up after the error messages.
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20 Apr 2015   #148
TechSeven

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Scrnshot below.

Not sure if these pictures are part of an error. I did not expect to see it show up as bootice kept freezing when trying to make changes so the drive can be recognised.

Notice you can only see the mbr only to.


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20 Apr 2015   #149
jumanji

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Please do the following:

Shut down your computer and reboot. Allow Windows to load completely.

Plug in your faulty drive Seagate expansion and wait for Windows to recognize it.

Confirm that it shows in Windows Disk Management and then close Windows Disk management.

Now run bootice as administrator.

Select your expansion drive if it is not already showing up by default.

If all the buttons are functional - not greyed out - then hit on Process MBR. In the ensuing MBR Boot Record Window select Windows NT 5.x/6.x MBR and click on Install /Config button. This will write the MBR code on sector 0.

The following screenshots will help to understand. ( I don't have an external drive here. shows my SD card.)

Seagate external-a2015-04-20_13-14-54.jpg

Seagate external-b2015-04-20_13-24-41.jpg

If all the buttons are greyed out , repeat the process many times and check whether you are able to catch all buttons in functional state to carryout the further operations listed. If you get it in a functional state you are lucky.

Even after repeated attempts you are unable to get those functional buttons to carry out the writing of MBR, give up and we will go to Plan B.

EDIT: Never select the C: drive. A wrong operation can make your system inaccessible.


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20 Apr 2015   #150
TechSeven

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If after plan b nothing works, i am prepared with your help to see if we can wipe the drive clean and ready to re use. If that is ok.

I will do this now, I will give it a lot of attempts and maybe out out them all might get lucky once.

Thanks for the further instructions.
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